SNK Classics Collection coming to Nintendo Switch

A grouping of legendary arcade and console games is coming to the portable/home console hybrid 

image-1024x578As announced at PAX East, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, SNK is releasing a collection of some of its best games for Nintendo Switch.

The company putting the collection together, Digital Eclipse, is the same one behind other similar collections such as the Disney Afternoon Collection and the upcoming 30th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection, according to a report from GameSpot.

The collection, which releases later this year, is slated to receive more games via free updates after it launches, but the announced titles (more to be announced later) to be included with purchase are as follows (as typed by GameSpot):

  • Alpha Mission (console/arcade)
  • Athena (console/arcade)
  • Crystalis (console)
  • Ikari Warriors (console/arcade)
  • Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road (console/arcade)
  • Ikari Warriors III: The Rescue (console/arcade)
  • Guerrilla War (console/arcade)
  • POW (console/arcade)
  • Prehistoric Isle (arcade)
  • Psycho Soldier (arcade)
  • Street Smart (arcade)
  • TNK III (console/arcade)
  • Vanguard (arcade)

According to Nintendo Wire, the collection also includes:

  • Key Features – A Collection of Classics in Your Hands! – Take a piece of SNK history with you wherever you go on Nintendo Switch. Choose from over a dozen titles and experience an intense blast from the past!
  • Modern Meets Retro! – The convenience and improvements of modern gaming are all in the collection! Rewind and save at any time while you’re playing, enjoy updated graphics at 1080p resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!
  • Enter the SNK Museum – An extensive history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan’s leading developers with high definition artwork and original promotional assets!

There will also be a Collector’s Edition that will include some physical goodies, according to NIS America. Those items include:

  • SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION for Nintendo Switch
  • “Nostalgic Music Collection” Soundtrack
  • “40th Anniversary Art Collection” Hardcover Art Book
  • Collector’s Box


Published by Daniel Wilson

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